The older generation increasingly began to encounter self-respect in their lives. These are their children, grandchildren, or just the neighbour's acquaintances. The new generation does not want to know what is in the soul of an elderly person, they do not talk to him. And worst of all, many believe that the old people have already lived their way, and they cannot have an interesting life. Is it possible to teach a child to respect elders, take an interest in their life and actively participate in it?
The older your child gets, the more difficult it is to instill in him respect for elders. Until a certain age, children do not understand the difference between older and younger. For a child, a grandmother can become a friend with whom you can communicate on an equal footing. After five years, the concept of age becomes more understandable for the baby.
Respect must be instilled as early as possible. Parents must continually show through their own experience how to deal with older people. Respect is not an alphabet, you can't learn quickly. The child absorbs information throughout his childhood. Therefore, if parents treat their parents well, then the child himself will begin to behave correctly.
Call your parents more often, hand the children over to talk a little. Ask more often how the grandparents are doing, take care of their health.
If possible, go to visit your family with your children. You may be able to leave older children with grandmothers so that they can socialize more.
Teach the children to help the elderly. Good deeds strengthen the relationships and health of grandmothers. After all, it is already difficult for them to do housework or go for groceries.
For the holidays, make cards for family with your children. Let them paint them themselves or make an applique, the older ones can sign on their own.
Read more fairy tales for children. In folk tales, much attention is paid to the relationship between elders and children.
Never show your child your dissatisfaction with the older generation. Do not argue or swear in front of children. Don't get annoyed when talking to your parents or an elderly neighbor. Children will remember this forever and may one day offend you.